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Faculty Detail    
Name AARON FOBIAN
Assistant Professor
 
Campus Address SC 1004 Zip 0017
Phone  205-934-2241
E-mail  afobian@uab.edu
Other websites NORC Faculty Website
     

Education
Undergraduate  Samford University    2008  B.A. 
Residency  Baylor College of Medicine    2013  Clinical Internship 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2013  Ph.D. 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Psychiatry   Psych - Behavioral Neurobiology Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Assistant Professor
Center  Neurology   Epilepsy Center Assistant Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Aaron Davis Fobian earned her B.A. in Psychology from Samford University in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. She completed her clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013, and in 2014 she completed her psychology post-doctoral fellowship in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Medicine (LEAH) program in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB. Dr. Fobian has begun a Somatic Symptom Psychology Clinic at UAB in which she treats children and adolescents with various types of chronic pain and functional disorders. The clinic focuses on non-pharmacological management of physical symptoms and addresses related functional deficits.



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Description
Dr. Fobian is interested in translational research which will inform her clinical practice. Her current research interests are focused in 2 areas: 1) The assessment of a cognitive behavioral treatment for non-epileptic seizures. She is beginning a randomized clinical trial assessing the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral treatment focused on the management of non-epileptic seizures vs. general stress management. 2) The behavioral factors associated with sleep and obesity, such as the effects of media use on sleep and the effects of sleep on obesity. She is working with the NORC to conduct a study assessing the effects of increased sleep duration in obese adolescents on both metabolic and weight outcomes.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Morrongiello, B.A., Schwebel, D.C., Bell, M., Stewart, J., & Davis, A.L. (2012). An evaluation of The Great Escape: Can a computer game improve young children’s fire safety knowledge and behaviors? Health Psychology, 31, 496-502.  22468715  
Morrongiello, B. A., Schwebel, D. C., Stewart, J., Bell, M., & Davis, A. L. (2013). Examining parents’ behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does The Blue Dog intervention improve parent practices? Accident Analysis and Prevention, 54, 108-113.  23499982 
Schwebel, D.C., Morrongiello, B.A., Davis, A.L., Stewart, J., & Bell, M. (2012). The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program to teach young children how to interact safely with dogs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 272-281.  22173883 
Schwebel, D. C., Davis, A. L., & O’Neal, E. E. (2012). Child pedestrian injury: A review of behavioral risks and preventive strategies. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6, 292-302.  23066380 
Davis, A.L., Schwebel, D.C., & Morrongiello, B.A. (2012). The effects of temperament on children’s interaction with a dog and risk for dog bites. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9, 3002-3012.  23066411 
Davis, A.L., Avis, K.A., & Schwebel, D.C. (2013). The effects of acute sleep restriction on adolescents' pedestrian safety in a virtual environment. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 785-790.   24012066 

Keywords
cognitive behavioral treatment; obesity; sleep; non-epileptic seizures; chronic pain